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Ashbury Keys and Jigsaw Seen

Ashbury Keys “Do You Know Who You Are” EP The Texas trio, Ashbury Keys has taken a page from British bands like Coldplay and U2 giving the title track “Do You Know Who You Are” a rich, stadium sized sound. The EP then goes through a logical sequence of events; get the girl, lose the […]

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Here Comes The Reign Again and Ice Cream Man Power Pop

Here Comes The Reign Again “The Second British Invasion” After last year’s Tribute to Lite Rock, producer Andrew Curry moved his attention to 1980’s British pop. You get updated takes on era-defining hits by Duran Duran, Human League, Culture Club, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and more. If there is one thing I remember about many […]

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Immigrant Union and Gay Elvis

Immigrant Union “Anyway” Immigrant Union, an Australian alt-country band lead by Brent DeBoer (The Dandy Warhols) and Bob Harrow (The Lazy Sons) have released their second LP in advance of a US Tour. The mix of songs have elements of folk, psyche and pop done with a fair amount of Byrdsian jangle and steel pedal […]

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Martin Carr and Cliff Hillis

Martin Carr “The Breaks” Former Boo Radley frontman and songwriter Martin Carr returns to action with “The Breaks” a solo album about not fitting in and not getting what we want. Carr’s polished single “The Santa Fe Skyway” has orchestra flourishes and his bright British vocal is comparable on this side of the pond to […]

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Pugwash and Sloan

Pugwash “A Rose In A Garden Of Weeds: A Preamble Through The History Of Pugwash” It isn’t news to most power pop fans that Pugwash is the one of the best bands in Ireland. The band has made the commitment to visit the US on tour this October and it only makes sense to release […]

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